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Wolverine
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Wolverine circa 2012

Owner

FELD Motorsports (Truck)
Marvel Comics (Name)

Drivers

Brian Barthel (2001-2003) Alex Blackwell (2012) Aaron Basl (2013-2014) Dustin Brown (2013-2014) Pablo Huffaker (2014)

Body Style

Custom Ford F-150

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-Speed

Tires

66' Terra

Debut

2001 (original), 2012 (revival)

Discontinuation

2003 (original), 2015 (revival)

Wolverine was a monster truck owned by FELD Motorsports, created after an agreement with Marvel and FELD.

2014 would be Wolverine's last full season before the FELD / Marvel deal fell through, although it is possible that Wolverine will continue to tour, as Fox owns the rights to Wolverine. The same story could have gone for Spider-Man, but rights were recently transferred. Its last World Finals before its expiration was Monster Jam World Finals 15.

In an interview with BJ Johnson in 2017, Wolverine was seen in the background so is unknown if it might return or be resprayed.

History

  • 2001 - Wolverine debuted being driven by Brian Barthel
  • 2003 - Brian won the World Racing Championship at the World Finals. Later that year, the FELD (then Clear Channel) / Marvel relationship ended. The truck is retired
  • Late 2011 - Wolverine was announced to return with Alex Blackwell behind the wheel of a similar-styled truck as the previous one, only it was a modern Ford F-150 instead of an old Chevrolet Silverado.
  • 2012 - Wolverine makes its return. Alex and the truck competes at the Monster Jam World Finals.
  • 2013 - Dustin Brown took over as Blackwell returned to Captain's Curse. Dustin drives the truck at the 2013 Young Guns Shootout at the World Finals. It would also be as Superman as the truck's original engine caught fire.
  • 2014 - Aaron Basl drove Wolverine as Dustin Brown moved to Iron Man. Aaron drove the truck for the racesource team and toured with Pablo Huffaker's Grave Digger throughouth the year. At the World Finals, Huffaker drove the truck while Aaron took over crewing duties.
  • 2015 - The FELD-Marvel contract expires, the truck is retired. Aaron moved to Monster Mutt Rottweiler.

World Finals Appearances

  • 2001 - Brian Barthel
  • 2002 - Brian Barthel
  • 2003 - Brian Barthel (won racing)
  • 2012 - Alex Blackwell
  • 2013 - Dustin Brown (DDS)
  • 2014 - Pablo Huffaker

Trivia

Wolverine had an identical shaped Hot Wheels truck known as Ninja Blade.

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